By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/13 — A robbery suspect with a long rap sheet and a habit of bizarre stunts was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of a New York City police detective struck by friendly fire while responding to a stick-up Tuesday night.
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, STEPHEN R. GROVES and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/13 — The New York Police Department is mourning a detective killed by friendly fire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) 02/08 — A man accused of strangling a former high school classmate described how it took her a half-hour to die and he had timed it on his phone.Jurors on Thursday watched the secretly recorded video of the conversation between Liam McAtasney and the witness that was taped before McAtasney and an accomplice were charged with killing 19-year-old Sarah Stern during a $10,000 robbery in 2016.Read more »
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 02/07 — Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico’s violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites,
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A 61-year-old Texas inmate was executed Wednesday evening for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.
By TERRY SPENCER and DAVID FISCHER, Associated Press SEBRING, Fla. (AP) 01/24 — A former prison guard trainee who recently moved to Florida from Indiana killed five people during a standoff at a small town bank before surrendering to a SWAT team that stormed the building,
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) 01/22 — A man identified by authorities Tuesday as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a suburban Chicago mall was previously convicted of armed robbery and had been an acquaintance of the victim.Read more »
MILWAUKEE (AP) 01/03 — Authorities say a 19-year-old pregnant woman, her toddler and a man all drowned when their car crashed into a Milwaukee river during a police chase.Read more »
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) 12/18 — A judge has sentenced two New Jersey men to 32 years in prison for a shooting that left a police officer partially paralyzed.
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) 12/12 — A North Carolina prosecutor says authorities failed to act last year on evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl.Read more »
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 12/07 — Brazilian authorities say that at least 12 people have been killed in two attempted bank robberies.
Military police in the northeastern state of Ceara say the attempted heists began around 2:30 a.m.
PROSPECT, Conn. (AP) 12/02 — Authorities have identified a Connecticut man they say was shot and killed by a bystander during an attempted robbery at a used car dealer.Police say 44-year-old Torrance Battle,Read more »
By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) 09/12 — A Florida bank robbery suspect tracked down at an interstate rest stop in Kentucky was killed in a late-night exchange of gunfire that left a sheriff’s deputy critically wounded,
MONROE, N.C. (AP) 08/06 — Authorities say a teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 is still at large. They’re hoping to track him down through surveillance footage and possible DNA and fingerprint tests.
By JAN M. OLSEN and BARRY HATTON, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) 08/01 — Thieves in Sweden walked into a small town’s medieval cathedral in broad daylight and made off with priceless crown jewels dating back to the early 1600s before escaping by speedboat,
HOUSTON (AP) 07/17 — A man suspected in three fatal shootings has been arrested in Houston.Authorities say 46-year-old Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was taken into custody Tuesday.Read more »
NEW YORK (AP) 07/7 — A New York City police detective has been released from the hospital hours after he was shot in the leg while chasing a wanted man in Brooklyn.Read more »
PARIS (AP) 07/06 — France’s western city of Nantes has seen a third night of tensions, with dozens of cars being torched to protest a fatal police shooting of a driver who was apparently trying to avoid an identity check.No clashes,Read more »
PARIS (AP) 07/02 — Drones seen buzzing above a prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the cinematic escape of a notorious French criminal — his second in five years.Read more »
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) 06/22 — A New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a month long crime spree across two states, including an attempted bank robbery in Pennsylvania where she and another woman dressed as nuns.Read more »